Nine years later: some post-9/11 snapshots from NYC

Alex Smith recently re-discovered a box of photographs from September 11, 2001 that he'd put away in storage back in 2003. He scanned and published them over the weekend, along with some reflections:

I figured that pictures of the burning towers would be poorly-timed and counter-productive. The pictures I did see fit to put up, however, are images that I find to be a great deal more powerful. Shot in the days shortly after, I snapped a few shots of the makeshift tributes, shrines and memorials to the fallen. Closer scrutiny of these pictures reveals some recurring messages that are worth mulling over; "Respect life," "Peace is Possible," "We Stand for Peace," etc. What's happened to those sentiments?

Nine Years Later (Thanks, Glen E. Friedman)